lawyers want porn case probe terminated over 'invalid evidence'
Globe June 22, 2017
representing firebrand Islamic Defenders Front cleric Rizieq Shihab have
urged the authorities to terminate an investigation into a pornography
case allegedly involving him, due to "invalid evidence."
Indonesia workers to extend strike for a month: union
June 22, 2017
of mine workers at the Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc will extend
their strike for another month to protest against layoffs, a union official
said on Wednesday.
0.1 Percenter: Millionaire households control half of Indonesia's wealth
Globe June 21, 2017
tiny number of millionaire households will control more than 50 percent
of Indonesia's financial wealth around $900 billion by 2021, a new
report from Boston Consulting Group showed, making it harder for the government
to end economic inequality in the country.
persecution and prosecution: vigilantes, the state and the politics of
at Melbourne June 21, 2017
has had a tumultuous year dealing with a divisive election and massive
protests against Jakarta's former governor, led by the Islamic Defenders'
threatens to stop deliberating budgets of KPK, police
Post June 20, 2017
member of the House of Representatives inquiry committee into the Corruption
Eradication Commission (KPK), Mukhamad Misbakhun, has suggested that House
Commission III overseeing legal affairs may halt deliberation of the 2018
budgets for the KPK and the National Police.
cracks down on terrorism with new laws and joint patrols
Morning Herald June 20, 2017
who join terrorist groups overseas will face a maximum 15 years' jail under
new anti-terrorism laws expected to be passed by September.
military ready to help police stop terrorism
Globe June 20, 2017
Military, or TNI, Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo said TNI will stand ready
to help police stop the spread of radical ideologies and terrorism, as
instructed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday (19/06) during a
fast-breaking event at the TNI headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta.
cuts subsidies for 19 million households
Post June 20, 2017
million households will no longer receive an electricity subsidy as state-owned
power company PLN has complied with the government's commitment to only
provide an electricity subsidy to poor people.
shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting
7.30 Report June 19, 2017
animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches
visited by more than 1 million Australians every year. Some of the animals
are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist.
'smoking baby' kicked his habit but the battle against tobacco rages on
Morning Herald June 18, 2017
Rizal is known around the world as "Indonesia's smoking baby". Shocking
footage of the toddler precociously puffing on fags went viral on YouTube
and became a symbol of the smoking crisis in a country described as a last
Eden for tobacco manufacturers.
NGOs short-sighted because of single-issue politics
Truth Thailand June 18, 2017
a number of NGOs in Thailand, including Amnesty International and many
local groups, have been announcing "demands" on the military junta.
religious tensions rise, foreign investment in Indonesia slows
Asia Review June 17, 2017
growth of foreign direct investment in Indonesia is slowing. The latest
data shows that it expanded 0.9% on the year in the January-March quarter.
What is weighing down the figure? Religious and ethnic tensions.
must pay serious attention to Novel's allegation: Activist
Post June 16, 2017
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo must pay "serious attention" to the allegation made
by top corruption investigator Novel Baswedan that a high-ranking police
officer was behind the severe acid attack on him, a Muslim activist said.
tale of two populisms: Uncertainty among New York's Indonesian student
Correspondent June 16, 2017
an event at the Indonesian Consulate in New York in June, visiting Coordinating
Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia General (rtd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan
addressed the young Indonesian university students who were among the crowd.
homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam
France Presse June 16, 2017
tribesman Muhammad Yusuf believes his conversion from animism to Islam
in a government-supported program will eventually make his life easier.
government's intervention in Freeport's labor problem
News June 15, 2017
the past several years, labor strikes have hit PT Freeport Indonesia (FI),
but the subsidiary of the US mining giant Freeport McMoRan Copper &
Gold has managed to find win-win solutions to the problems.
leaders to meet police top brass after Novel's explosive allegation
Post June 15, 2017
Eradication Commission (KPK) and National Police leaders will hold a meeting
next week to discuss the latter's investigation into the acid attack on
ace KPK investigator Novel Baswedan.
slammed for closed-door deliberation of antiterrorism law revision
Globe June 15, 2017
have blasted lawmakers for deliberating behind closed doors plans to implement
longer detention of terrorism suspects, saying there are no grounds to
do so amid heightened rights concerns involving law enforcement.
for Timor spy demands inquiry
Associated Press June 14, 2017
lawyer representing a former-Australian-spy-turned-whistleblower in an
East Timor bugging saga has called for a Senate inquiry. "It's a litmus
test on our moral leadership," Bernard Collaery told a rally of about 50
people outside Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.
Catholics protest against their own bishops
News June 14, 2017
five bishops serving in Indonesia's Papua and West Papua provinces have
come under fire from indigenous Papuan Catholics for "staying silent" over
alleged social injustices.
should ignore 'legally flawed' House inquiry: Constitutional experts
Post June 14, 2017
of the Constitutional Law and State Administrative Law Lecturers Association
(APHTN-HAN) and experts from Andalas University's Constitution Study Center
(PUSaKO) have called on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to
ignore the controversial inquiry by the House of Representatives into the
reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory
Guardian June 14, 2017
reality of working in a factory making clothes for Ivanka Trump's label
has been laid bare, with employees speaking of being paid so little they
cannot live with their children, anti-union intimidation and women being
offered a bonus if they don't take time off while menstruating.
grapples with inflation dilemma as subsidies cut
June 14, 2017
good for Indonesia's fiscal chiefs is proving a headache for the central
bank. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's push to phase out electricity subsidies
that have drained the budget of billions of dollars is boosting prices
in the economy and threatening the bank's 3 percent to 5 percent inflation
claws penetrating Bali
Voice June 13, 2017
first" and "to hell with the rest of the world"! One single stroke of hand,
one signature, and over 1,000 hardworking people in Bali, Indonesia, suddenly
ended up on the pavement. No second thoughts, no mercy.
movement challenges Jakarta on climate
New Zealand International June 13, 2017
United Liberation Movement for West Papua has urged Indonesia's government
to put words into action about helping the Pacific with climate change.
Arabia is pouring money to push Indonesia toward Wahhabism
News Agency (ABNA) June 12, 2017
a few months ago, the governor of Indonesia's largest city, Jakarta, seemed
headed for easy re-election despite the fact that he is a Christian in
a mostly Muslim country. Suddenly everything went violently wrong.
experts urge lesser role for military in fighting terror amid new legislation
Globe June 11, 2017
and experts have urged the government to immediately draw up a separate
bill on military assistance instead of pressing ahead with the current
revision to the existing antiterror law, which would grant a greater role
for the military in countering terrorism.
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